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28 апреля, 00:45

Senate Democrats introduce bill to preserve 2017-22 OCS program

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US Senate Democrats introduced a bill on Apr. 27 to preserve the 2017-22 Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas program a day before President Donald J. Trump was expected to issue an executive order for it to be reviewed, and a day after congressional Republicans introduced bills that would direct Sec. of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review moratoria and future leasing schedules.

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28 апреля, 00:26

Total sanctions, increases interest in Vaca Muerta development

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Total SA has sanctioned development of the first phase of its operated Aguada Pichana Este license in Neuquen on the northwestern tip of Patagonia, part of Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale region. The group also will increase its interest in the license to 41% from 27.27%.

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28 апреля, 00:22

Cairn unit to operate block off Ireland

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Capricorn Oil Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC, has become operator of Licensing Option 16/19 offshore Ireland after acquiring a 70% interest from Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) PLC.

28 апреля, 00:03

Dangote lets contract for Lekki integrated complex

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Dangote Oil Refining Co. (DORC), a division of Nigerian conglomerate Dangote Industries Ltd. (DIL), has let a contract to Honeywell UOP LLC, a subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc., to provide technology licensing, design services, and critical equipment for its grassroots integrated refining complex now under construction in southwestern Nigeria’s Lekki Free Trade Zone, near the capital of Lagos.

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27 апреля, 23:56

Stewart, McNichol take executive roles at Wood Group

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Wood Group has appointed Andrew Stewart as chief executive officer of its asset life cycle solutions (ALCS) business in the Western region and Michele McNichol as executive president, integration. Both moves are effective immediately.

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27 апреля, 23:35

Freed, Bourne named Apache midstream marketing executives

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Apache Corp. has appointed two executives to its midstream and marketing team in its Houston office. Brian W. Freed has been named senior vice-president, midstream and marketing, and Robert W. Bourne has been named vice-president, business development, midstream and marketing.

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27 апреля, 20:22

Sinopec to buy BP’s interest in SECCO for $1.68 billion

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Gaoqiao Petrochemical Co. Ltd., a Shanghai-based, wholly owned subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec), has agreed to acquire BP PLC’s 50% stake in SECCO Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (SECCO) for $1.68 billion.

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27 апреля, 20:18

IEA: Global conventional oil discoveries fell to record low in 2016

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Global oil discoveries fell to a record low in 2016 as companies continued to cut spending. Also, the number of conventional resources sanctioned for development last year reached their lowest level in more than 70 years, according to the International Energy Agency. IEA warned that both trends could continue this year.

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27 апреля, 20:06

Eight firms added in Lebanese bid round

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The Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA) has designated eight more international companies “prequalified” for an offshore licensing round with bids due Sept. 15.

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27 апреля, 19:33

Pengrowth to sell remaining Swan Hills assets in north-central Alberta

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Pengrowth Energy Corp., Calgary, is selling its remaining Swan Hills assets in north-central Alberta for $185 million (Can.).

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27 апреля, 19:30

Anadarko shutting 3,000 wells in Colorado after home explosion

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Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Houston, has shut more than 3,000 producing vertical wells, or a total of 13,000 net boe/d of production, in northeast Colorado following a home explosion and fire in Firestone on Apr. 17. Two men were killed in the incident, which is being investigated by the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission.

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27 апреля, 19:00

Congressional Republicans aim bills at presidential OCS lockups

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Three Republicans in the 115th Congress—Louisiana’s two senators and a member of the House of Representatives from Virginia—introduced legislation to keep a US president from using the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and Antiquities Act to block offshore energy development and production.